be'-ba-i, beb'-a-i (bebhay; Septuagint Bebai, "fatherly"):

(1) Descendants of B:

returned with Ezra to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:11 called Babi; 1 Esdras 8:37); one of these is Zechariah, the son of Bebai (Ezra 8:11, Zaeharias; 1 Esdras 8:37). 623 returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (Ezra 2:11; 1 Esdras 5:13; Nehemiah 7:16 gives the number 628); some of these had married "strange wives" (Ezra 10:28; 1 Esdras 9:29).

(2) A chief of the people who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Nehemiah 10:15).

(3) An unknown town (Judith 15:4). Omitted in Codex Vaticanus and Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A. D.)

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BEBAI'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.